Here comes your bride - Luise Pop
This take on the similiarly-named Pixies song starts off a little shy but quickly gains momentum. It was recorded for the Luise Pop/Half Girl split 7” that is released on and for Record Store Day - April 20 - on Siluh Records. So many of our favourite things in one neat package.
Half Girl - Lemmy, I’m A Feminist, from the upcoming Luise Pop / Half Girl Split 7”
Lemmy and I promise you, I’d never beat a boy
Half love song to Lemmy from Motörhead, half feminist anthem, entirely catchy, Half Girl’s Lemmy, I’m A Feminist is one of two of the band’s tracks on the split 7” they share with the equally great Luise Pop. Vera Kropf not only oozes coolness but also happens to play in both of these bands.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Viereinhalb Minuten Swing And Roll (Dreieinhalb Minuten Rock’n’Roll / Fred Schreiber Cover)
Fred Schreiber is not only a musician (Fred Schreiber, Die Falschen Freunde) but also happens to be one of the makers of the Sendung ohne Namen. A whole lot of representatives of the local music scene gathered some time ago to record a version of one of Schreiber’s songs for the ORF show, including Gustav, The Beth Edges, Skero, Mauracher, pauT, Fuzzman, Der Nino aus Wien, Discoparty Brothers, Das trojanische Pferd, Kreisky, Heinz aus Wien, Attwenger, Christoph & Lollo, Kidcat Lo-Fi, Luise Pop, Garish, Florian Horwath, A Life, A Song, A Cigarette, Curbs, I-Wolf and Fred Schreiber himself.
Raphael Sas - Ayayayayaya, from Gespenster, out on 23 November on Problembär Records
Is this video a paradigm shift in the Preferred Austrian Music Video Set scene? From forests to fields? Possible. We shall see. In “Ayayayaya” Raphael Sas offers not only a field but also cloudy skies, red wine and a bit of product placement (for nice things like Luise Pop and Oh Yeah She Performs!).
Übrigens: So nichtssagend der Titel klingt, umso schlauer sind die Lyrics dann schlussendlich.
“Die Zeit heilt alle Wunden” sagen nur die wirklich dummen Menschen hier
Was weißt du schon, was weißt du schon?
Ohne Wenn und Aber geht nix weiter, man muss fragen immerzu
Und das ist gut so, das ist gut so.
Oh Yeah, She Performs! (Trailer)
FM4’s Mirjam Unger and her team met up with female musicians Gustav, Clara Luzia, Vera Kropf (of Luise Pop) and Teresa Rotschopf (a.k.a. Suzie On The Rocks of Bunny Lake) again and again over the course of two and a half years, and Oh Yeah, She Performs! is the product of this process.
I saw it yesterday at the Viennale film festival and my only negative comment is that I wish it had been made ten years earlier; providing role models for women/girls who are interested in music is badly needed. There are still far too few women on and behind the stage.
Especially Eva Jantschitsch (Gustav) has a great attitude, and Vera Kropf (Luise Pop) and Clara Luzia have intelligent things to say, while Teresa Rotschopf doesn’t entirely fit the feminist attitude of the movie with the Bunny Lake hedonism and her solo project not so entirely different. At least that was my first thought. But then I thought of something Vera Kropf says in the movie: there are two strategies for women in music at the moment - you can either focus on the feminist aspect or you can emphasize your feminine charms - while actually, neither of these two options are so very desirable. To just be able to make music without being reduced to being a woman in one way or the other is.
In Programmkinos from November 9th.
One crappy cellphone picture of LUISE POP at Waves Vienna, 5 October 2012, Flex Café
Luise Pop need not fear comparisons in an international lineup. Yes, they were one of the local acts to play Vienna’s showcase festival Waves, which you can practically see all the time if you’re inclined to do so, but the Flex Café was packed and sweaty, and their set was energetic as usual and definitely worth ditching other bands who might not be around as often.
– Luise Pop’s Vera Kropf on zeitjung.de
Luise Pop - Boys
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Oh Yeah, She Performs! is a film project by Mirjam Unger in which she follows around female musicians Clara Luzia, Luise Pop, Gustav and Teresa Rotschopf (Bunny Lake). In cinemas later this year, more information here.
– Gerhard Stöger paraphrasing Vera Kropf of Luise Pop, Falter 1-2/12, S. 27. This is the nicest and most accurate thing anyone has said about music lately.